The Svalbard archipelago is one of the most dramatic places on earth. Just 600 miles south of the North Pole, it is a land of rugged mountains, Arctic pack-ice, and ancient glaciers. Experience one of the last great wildernesses on Earth. Nothing can prepare you for your first sighting of a wild Polar Bear! Plus witness huge populations of sea birds, as well as Barnacle Goose, Red Phalarope, and more.
To secure a charter, we must survey our interest in this exciting adventure now. Get on the "possible list" today!
- Cruise into the Greenland Sea, then explore by Zodiac, on foot, and in sea kayaks
- Watch for Beluga and Reindeer and see remnants of the whaling industry
- Search for the rare and beautiful Ivory Gull and endearing Dovekie
- Explore the sea ice as far north as 81 degrees north latitude; watch for Polar Bears and Walrus—this is the Arctic!
- Walk the tundra to see playful Arctic Fox
- Work to perfect your photography in the tricky Arctic light
Photo credits: Polar Bear by Greg Smith; Little Auk by Rob Jordan, courtesy Heatherlea; Polar Bear by Greg Smith; Walrus by Rob Jordan, courtesy Heatherlea; Pack Ice by Peg Abbott; Puffins, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Barnacle Goose by Rob Jordan, courtesy Heatherlea; Polar Bear, courtesy Heatherlea.